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Shore Thing Duo @ Cotuit Center for the Arts

When: Wed May 15th
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: Cotuit Center for the Arts | 4404 Falmouth Road | Cotuit

Shore Thing Duo at Wine and Music Wednesday on May 15

Wine and Music Wednesday is an opportunity to enjoy lively music, view the art in the galleries, learn about upcoming activities and classes at the center, and socialize with friends old and new. Refreshments and a wine tasting are included in the admission fee of $10, $5 for members.

Performing all-original blues/country/folk-rock music, Shore Thing is a Cape-based husband-and-wife duo. Vicky McKee sings songs of the sea and shore—and of the intricate, uncharted landscapes of human emotions. She also plays guitar and harmonica. Jack Pearson accompanies her on lead guitar and percussion. 

A prolific songwriter and lifelong writer and wordsmith, McKee brings lyrical sophistication, as well as sensuality, silliness, and shrewd social commentary to her music. She lives and writes on Cape Cod and in Cornwall, England, a place she believes to be the Cape’s geographical and spiritual soul mate.

McKee and Pearson have recorded four CDs, together with two versatile British musicians, Jem Vipond and Carl Harris, who both play a variety of instruments. Their works include “Vicky McKee in the All-Together” (2004), a double CD; “Find the Dream” (2007); “Unguarded” (2008); and “Forever and a Night” (2012). 

In the main gallery through May 15 is “Interplay: Mixed Media Digital Art,” a celebration of the integration of digital imaging technology with more traditional art forms. Curated by Mary Doering, Barbara Ford Doyle, and Martine Jore of ArtSynergies, the show includes the works of these artists and 18 invited guests who create mixed-media art with computers and other techniques, including painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture, encaustic, fiber arts, and bookmaking.

In the upstairs gallery is “Paintings by Jaime Elkins,” a collection of oil paintings on panel board representing plants and organic forms. For Elkins, painting is a fluid process; she builds in layers to create a sense of volume, tending toward dark, bold, and sometimes satirical images.

Also on display is Lois Hirshberg’s exhibit, “37 Shades of Clay,” a look her 37 years as a pottery artist. Sculptural and functional works made using different firing methods, particularly Raku, a Japanese art form.

Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28. For more information, visit artsonthecape.org, or call 508-428-0669.

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